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Nootka Sound & Esperanza Inlet Salmon Enhancement Derbies 2022

There are multiple fishing derbies in Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet each summer, all with the same goal - to raise funds for local salmon enhancement and habitat restoration projects.

June 18 & 19, 2022

Reel Obsessions Hard Core Salmon Derby

Zeballos, BC

Come to Zeballos and join us with our 2nd Annual Reel Obsessions Hard Core Salmon Derby —

🎣 Tickets are $125 per rod and can be purchased through our Head Guide Gibran White by emailing

🎣Raising funds for:

1) Local salmon enhancement for the Nootka Sound Watershed Society

2) Zeballos Elementary/Secondary School - new team uniforms and new basketballs are badly needed

A HUGE thanks to ALL our sponsors big & small for your contributions🔥🔥🔥

Note: Our film crew friends, Northwest Fishing will be joining us and capturing the event!

The support of our island community is what will make our event a success!! Closing event to follow the final weigh-in on June 19th at the Reel Obsession Fishing Lodge.

The salmon and community of Zeballos thanks you in advance!!


June 25 & 26, 2022

Moutcha Bay Resort's Annual Salmon Enhancement Derby

Moutcha Bay, BC

The Salmon Enhancement Derby has been taking place annually since 2013 at Moutcha Bay Resort in Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island. This family-friendly event is designed to raise funds for salmon enhancement and habitat restoration within the Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet watershed.

In 2022, the two-day tournament will take place on June 25 & 26, with participants targeting the larger southbound Chinook on their early migration. Expect to see a variety of items in an online auction and raffle prizes throughout the weekend. As always, our goal is to raise critical funds for the Nootka Sound Watershed Society and Pacific Salmon Foundation so that we can continue to expect healthy salmon returns in the future.

Register and purchase your tickets today!

Follow our event page for more information and updates!


August 26 & 27, 2022

Tahsis Salmon Enhancement Days

Tahsis, BC

The annual Salmon Enhancement Days in Tahsis take place August 26 & 27, 2022, with all proceeds going to the Tahsis Salmon Enhancement Society and the Nootka Sound Watershed Society. There is live music at Rock the Dock on Friday, and a banquet dinner and awards on Saturday night. Call John for more information; 1-250-934-7672 or email


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